For concerts, Ohlin went to great lengths to achieve the image and atmosphere he desired. From the beginning of his career he was known to wear "corpse paint", which involved covering his face with black and white makeup. According to Necrobutcher, "It wasn't anything to do with the way Kiss and Alice Cooper used makeup. Dead actually wanted to look like a corpse. He didn't do it to look cool." Additionally, Hellhammer claimed that Ohlin "was the first black metal musician to use corpse paint."
In order to complete his corpse-like image, Ohlin would bury his clothes before a concert and dig them up again to wear on the night of the event. According to Hellhammer:
Before the shows, Dead used to bury his clothes into the ground so that they could start to rot and get that "grave" scent. He was a "corpse" on a stage. Once he even asked us to bury him in the ground - he wanted his skin to become pale.
Whilst singing on stage, Ohlin would often cut himself with hunting knives and broken glass. He claimed to be fascinated by people's reactions to this. During one concert in Sarpsborg during February 1990, Ohlin cut himself so badly that he had to be taken to the hospital due to blood loss.
During one tour with Mayhem he found a dead crow, which he collected and stored in a plastic bag. He often carried it around with him and would smell the bird before performing, in order to sing "with the stench of death in his nostrils."
At some point in 1990, the members of Mayhem moved to "an old house in the forest" near Oslo. Hellhammer claimed that Ohlin "just sat in his room and became more and more depressed" and that there was a lot of arguing between Ohlin and Aarseth.
On 8 April 1991, Ohlin committed suicide in the house owned by the band. He was found by Aarseth with slit wrists and a shotgun wound to the head. The shotgun was allegedly owned by Aarseth. Ohlin's suicide note read "Excuse all the blood" and included an apology for firing the weapon indoors. Instead of calling the police, Aarseth went to a nearby store and bought a disposable camera to photograph the corpse, after re-arranging some items. Necrobutcher claimed that "I think Øystein was shocked by Dead's suicide, and taking the photographs was the only way he could cope with it." One of these photographs was later used as the cover of a bootleg live album entitled Dawn of the Black Hearts.
Eventually, rumours surfaced that Aarseth made a stew with pieces of Ohlin's brain, and made necklaces with fragments of Ohlin's skull. The band later confirmed that the second rumour was true. Additionally, Aarseth claimed to have given these necklaces to musicians he deemed worthy. Necrobutcher noted that "people became more aware of the (black metal) scene after Dead had shot himself ... I think it was Dead's suicide that really changed the scene."
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My favorite bands according to genre.
Goth metal: 1:cradle of filth, 2:moonspell, 3:graveworm, 4:leavs eyes
Black metal: 1:dimmu borgir, 2:immortal,3:mayhem, 4:1349
death metal/blackend death metal: 1:behemoth, 2:job for a cowboy ,3:suicide silence,4:white chaple
threash metal; 1 and only children of bodom
1:hellhammer-mayhem 2:inferno-behemoth 3:adrian erlandson-former cradle of filth 4:marthus-cradle of filth 5:frost-saytyricon/1349
1:dani filth-cradle of filth 2:nergal-behemoth 3:dead-former mayhem(R.I.P.) 4:mitch lucker-suicide silence 5:alexi laiho-children of bodom
top 5 favorite bands
1:cradle of filth 2:dimmu borgir 3:behemoth 4:1349 5:children of bodom
favorite cradle of filth albums 1:dusk and her embrace 2:dammnation and a day 3:crulety and the beast 4:midian 5:godspeed on the devils thunder
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thank you friend makes me your friend... black metal's bands more a lot of indigenous european plains... what at United States available black metal's band that you knows?,
since terminologicals me utmost United States am known with Death/Brutal death bands. Its the example is obituary, suffocation and many more...